Letters to the Editor

SLO County beaches in need of tsunami warning signs

On Oct. 30, The Tribune ran an article (“Tsunami-vulnerable towns grapple with how to save lives”) about the threat of tsunamis following an off-shore earthquake. The article came from the Associated Press and did not mention San Luis Obispo County.

The California state geologist has prepared a series of tsunami inundation maps, and they are available on the Internet. There are maps for our county.

Because we cultivate the tourist trade, don’t we have an obligation to install warning signs on our beaches saying, “If the beach shakes, run to higher ground”?

Bob Patrick, Atascadero

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